New Coaching Services Available


Spafford Health and Adventure is pleased to announce that we are expanding our coaching services! As many people may already be aware, my wife, Sara Montgomery, has been taking on coaching clients over the past few years and they have seen tremendous improvement in meeting and exceeding their … [Read more...]

Golden Ultra Training Tips


The Golden Ultra is a three day stage race being held for the first time this year in beautiful Golden, BC. Runners may participate solo in the stage race, as a relay team of three, or may register for any single stage individually. Day 1 - The Blood (5km uphill with 1000m of elevation … [Read more...]

Winter Footwear and Traction Devices


For winter running, there is no such thing as poor footing, but just poor footwear choices! I get a lot of questions about winter running, footwear and traction devices. Being someone who sticks to the trails all winter, I’m going to share with you my go-to footwear winter choices. Trail … [Read more...]

Snowshoe Running Tips


Joanne Richard of iRun Magazine interviewed me for her article A New Movement: Snowshoe Running. I also included some tips to help you get ready for the snowshoe running season. You can check out the article here. … [Read more...]

Coaching – Is it right for you?


With the increased popularity of ultra running over the past few years, there has been a tremendous amount of interest in athletes looking for information on the sport. Ultras, in general, seem to have a much wider variety of training and race nutrition approaches than for marathon-and-shorter … [Read more...]

Benefits of Snowshoe Running (video)

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Here is a great video (and accompanying article) by Canadian Running Magazine from last year about the benefits of Snowshoe Running and some helpful tips. Canadian Running Magazine (Published on Jan 24, 2013) Last Saturday, about 50 runners gathered on a crisp morning for a snowshoe race at … [Read more...]

Journey to Success Blog Talk Radio Interview


I was interviewed today by Malcolm Anderson from Journey to Success on Blog Talk Radio about running coaching as well as about my running background. You can listen to the interview here. New Fitness Internet Radio with Ideas to Encourage and Inspire on BlogTalkRadio … [Read more...]

I2P Expedition Utah Training Plan


A huge congratulations to Impossible2Possible Expedition Utah Youth Ambassadors on their amazing recent accomplishment. It was a great privilege to work with this determined group of runners. The following is the running program that the Youth Ambassadors completed in their buildup to the … [Read more...]

Snowshoe running helps winter training

Photo Credit: Dave Caughey

Deen Karim of Canadian Running Magazine was at the Dion Frontenac Park Snowshoe Race on January 19, 2013 and posted this article on the Canadian Running Magazine website on the benefits of snowshoe running. Be sure to check out the video below as well that accompanied the article. … [Read more...]

Frontenac Park: Slide Lake

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Frontenac Park is a very special place. Slide Lake features some of the most rugged, remote and technical trails in the park. The footing can be a real challenge, so we sometimes don't find ourselves running there as often as the north end of the park. When we do run Slide Lake though we are always … [Read more...]